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So this weekend has been quite (temporarily) life-altering for me as I finally got braces to straighten my teeth!

Although I'm excited for the end result, I am quite honestly embarrassed to be  a 26 year old woman (almost 27) with braces. When I was younger I was in the process of getting them on but had to have a palette expander in place before the actual braces went on and that was painful and I kind of just quit and told my parents I wasn't going to continue with the process. Really, parents? You let an 11 year old decide that?

Well, I always prided myself in my independence but obviously that took a toll on me in a negative way as I suffered with insecurities with my teeth my entire life.  I perfected the way I spoke to never show my teeth, I was so good at hiding my teeth and my smile that when I told almost life-long friends I was getting braces they were baffled! They said they never really noticed my teeth so I was successful but it also made me sad. 

I love to laugh and spread joy through laughter and my entire life I covered my laugh and my smile from the world worried about what people would think of my crooked teeth. Fast-Forward 26 years and I finally have my braces on and my smile is on its way to being perfect.

If I can leave you all with one thing I hope that no matter how perfect or imperfect your smile may be please don't hide it from the world because there's likely someone that's falling in love with your smile! So laugh and smile and spread joy because the world needs more of that!

Thanks so much for reading!

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ANNDDDDD here it is, the idea of showing anyone my teeth full frontal like this would give me anxiety before but I am being honest and open with you all in the case someone needs to pull strength through me!

ANNDDDDD here it is, the idea of showing anyone my teeth full frontal like this would give me anxiety before but I am being honest and open with you all in the case someone needs to pull strength through me!

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